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This chapter introduces basic concepts of organization structure. Structure is defined, and the students focus on how structure can help organizations achieve their goals. An information processing perspective on structure explains how organizational linkages can provide needed information capacity. Strategies for grouping organizational activities into functional, divisional, matrix, horizontal, or hybrid structures are shown. Symptoms of misalignment are discussed.


Managing by Design Before reading the chapter, students will give their opinions on the following statements: • A popular form of organizing is to have
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|ANSWER: Disagree. A small number of firms have tried this approach with some success, but a typical organization needs to |
|structure its work activities, positions, and departments in a way that ensures work is accomplished and coordinated to meet |
|organizational goals. Many managers try to give some consideration to employee choices as a way to keep enthusiasm high. |

The organization chart is the visual representation of underlying activities and processes. Diagrams outlining church hierarchy can be found as far back as medieval churches in Spain. Through most of the 20th century, the hierarchical, functional structure predominated. But in recent years, organizations have developed other structural designs, often aimed at increasing horizontal communication.

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